The Alliance Cancer Center Blytheville provides the greater Blytheville area with quality radiation therapy technology in a warm, comfortable setting close to home.
Loverd M. Peacock, M.D.
Dr. Peacock is the Medical Director of Radiation Oncology for the Alliance Cancer Center Blytheville. He is board-certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology and in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He brings 35 years of experience in radiation oncology alone, and more than four decades in medicine.
Dr. Peacock earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. In addition to a preceptorship in tropical medicine in Guatemala, Dr. Peacock completed his internship with University Hospital in Little Rock, and his residency in radiation oncology at the University of Utah Medical Center.
Dr. Peacock’s credentials include postdoctoral work in radiobiology/hyperthermia research and numerous academic appointments. He has also been active at the state and national levels in the American College of Radiology (ACR), American Society of Therapeutic Radiology (ASTRO) and American Cancer Society (ACS).
At Alliance Cancer Center Blytheville, our patients are cared for by a trusted team of experts who each play an important role in a treatment plan.
A radiation oncologist leads the treatment team. They have completed the rigorous requirements to become a physician, with a residency in radiation oncology. They also must be certified by the American Board of Radiology. A radiation oncologist reviews each specific case, consults with the patient and their other physicians, and plans the best course of treatment to meet individual needs.
Radiation Oncology Nurse
Radiation oncology nurses provide crucial support to the treatment team. They provide patients with information about their treatment and possible side effects, tips on self-care, and answers to any questions a patient may have.
Dosimetrists work closely with our radiation oncologist and physicists to create complex treatment plans, which optimize the delivery of radiation to the area where the cancer cells are located. These treatment plans effectively target the cancer cells while sparing normal tissue. Our dosimetrists are certified by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board.
Radiation therapists are the members of a treatment team who administer radiation treatments. They prepare patients for treatment, deliver the radiation, record and verify each treatment, and monitor patients during therapy. Our radiation therapists receive extensive education in physics, radiation safety, anatomy, and patient care. They are certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
Front Office Staff
The front office staff members are the first faces you’ll see when arriving at our center. They handle orientation and paperwork, guide patients toward resources, and help identify members of the team to answer questions. Don’t hesitate to let them know if you have a need.